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PM to inaugurate digital expo on Sardar Patel on Oct 31 | 14-Oct-2016 18:36

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a digital exhibition on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31 to mark the birth anniversary of the first Deputy Prime Minister of India.

The decision was taken during a 45-minute meeting which was attended by several Union ministers, including M Venkaiah Naidu, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Ram Vilas Paswan, Anant Geete, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Narendra Singh Tomar and Dharmendra Pradhan.

An official said, it has been decided that Union ministers will visit various parts of the country on the day to participate in programmes marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

Official said, several events are lined up for the occasion including unity pledge, unity runs, public rallies and various competitions.

As a tribute to the 'Iron Man of India', Modi government has decided to observe Patel Jayanti as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' as an annual commemoration.